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OBA is the community service organization that serves underserved urban youth in Southern California and other select cities, and their families, by promoting self empowerment, dignity, accountability, community commitment and environmental stewardsh... Read more
OBA is the community service organization that serves underserved urban youth in Southern California and other select cities, and their families, by promoting self empowerment, dignity, accountability, community commitment and environmental stewardship. By seeking to establish deep relationships with participants, OBA strives to advance cultural, class and ethnic diversity and ensure equal access and opportunity for all to enjoy wilderness environments. Furthermore, OBA will upgrade student academic, social and self mastery skills that are applicable in all aspects of life, including: school, professional, outdoors, as well as in their home communitie
OBA provides challenging enviromental education and wilderness adventures to at risk urban youth. We strive to maintian long term relationships with our participants to help steer them clear of the negative influences they confront each day and to keep forcused on the postive messages, relationships and skills they acquire through their participation on OBA activites and job opportunites.
I have recently become familiar with OBA, but I am very impressed with the program. OBA strives to provide numerous opportunities for several young men and women who may be surrounded by negative elements. Through OBA's efforts, these students are introduced to different aspects of life. For instance, the students take wilderness trips that put them in touch with nature. I truly believe that I would have benefited from an opportunity as such as a growing young man. Programs like these are essential for impressionable teenagers so that they can build character and develop positive habits.